Cyber Security training from QA

Cyber Awareness Month - Cracking Passwords

Why passwords by themselves are weak and how your future passwords have already been predicted!

About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code QASEMPASS
Duration 1 Day

The humble password has served us (and still does) for over five decades yet many companies still use single factor authentication. Passwords have many weaknesses from being guessable to being phishable. During this online event delivered by Cyber Trainer Graeme Batsman you will learn about the flaws in single factor (password auth) and how you can improve your personal passwords + corporate defences.

Date: Thursday 25th October 2018

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Cost: FREE

Target audience

This online event is suitable for anyone who would like to learn how you can improve your personal passwords and corporate defences.

Delegates will learn how to

Create better passwords or passphrases, and the defence options available to them.


  • History and facts
  • Why they are weak
  • Demonstrations of combination calculator and strength meter
  • General tips
  • Creating a passphrase and good password
  • Pass hack stories
  • Demo of password cracking rainbow tables and password dictionaries
  • Defence options
  • Two factor augmentation
  • QA

Presenter Biography


Graeme Batsman

Graeme Batsman

Cyber Security Trainer

Graeme joined QA in 2017 and has worked in security on and off for 13 years. His last role was as a Senior Technical Security consultant at Capgemini covering public and private sector. From the age of 17 he was running investigations into online scams and phishing. Today his experience is in OSINT and thinking like a hacker to review + tweak settings with a fine tooth comb.

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